Chris Demers

The Francis Crick Institute

I’m a biomedical engineer who works at the interface between developmental biology and microfluidics. I did both my undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Maine, which is a swift four hour drive north of Boston. My formal training is primarily in microengineering and microfluidics, but I dabbled in cell biology. Now, against my better judgement I’m fully ensconced in developmental biology as a postdoc in James Briscoe’s laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute in London. I’m particularly interested in the intersection of engineering and development – be it cell or tissue mechanics or any use of microfluidics or microsystems to address novel questions in biology. When I’m not passaging or feeding stem cells I can be found rambling in the lovely English countryside with my wife.

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